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Kindergarten assistants, class one.

Model teachers of first and second grades, and of kindergarten, class four.

Teachers of first and second grades, class two.

Teachers of third and fourth grades, and kindergarten principals, class three.

Teachers of fifth, sixth, and seventh grades, class four.
Teachers of eighth grades, class five.

Teachers of manual training, drawing, physical culture, music, domestic science, domestic art, in the graded schools, classes three to four, inclusive.

Teachers of manual training, drawing, physical culture, music, domestic science, and domestic art in the normal high and manual training schools, classes four to five.

Assistants to directors of primary instruction, classes four and five.

Head teachers and teachers of normal, high, and manual training schools, Group A, class six: Provided, That teachers of the normal, high, and manual training schools now receiving less than eight hundred dollars, who have not taught five years or more in graded or high schools, shall receive an annual increase not to exceed one hundred and fifty dollars until the minimum salary of class six is reached, when they shall thereafter receive the increase provided in said class: And provided further, That special beginning teachers in the normal school may be appointed for a two years' probationary period upon the recommendation of the principal of the normal school at a salary of eight hundred dollars for the first year and nine hundred dollars for the second year, and thereafter, if continued, they shall receive the increase provided for in this class.

Heads of departments in high and manual training schools, Group B of class six.

Librarians and clerks, classes one, two, and three.
Librarian of the teachers' library, class four.
Teachers not otherwise provided for, classes one to four.

Teachers, librarians, and clerks eligible to more than one class shall be placed in the lowest class to which they are eligible.

SEC. 5. That the board of education shall classify all academic and scientific subjects in the Central, Eastern, Western, and Business high schools, and the McKinley Manual Training School into eight departments so that each department shall contain correlated subjects and the M Street High School and the Armstrong Manual Training School shall be similarly classified into four departments so that each department shall contain correlated subjects.

Whenever a department includes two or more high schools then the teacher in charge of the department shall be designated “Head of the department,” otherwise the teacher in charge of the department shall be designated “Head teacher: ” Provided, T'hat heads of departments as such have only an advisory capacity in educational matters and upon all questions shall be inferior in authority to the principal of each particular school: Provided further, That no class shall be formed in the high schools with less than ten pupils except in the M Street High School in the case of subjects not offered as well in the Armstrong Manual Training School but this limitation shall not apply to pupils who have already entered upon a continuous course of two or more years.

SEC. 6. That the board of education shall arrange all teachers in the classes and groups in the above schedule, except as hereinafter specified.

For the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, each head of department and teacher shall receive the salary in his class next above his present salary, and no teacher or principal shall in any event receive less than his or her present salary. If promoted

to a higher class he shall receive the salary in that class next above his present salary, and after June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, if his work is satisfactory, he shall receive an annual increase within his class or group, as herein provided, without action of the board of education; but no teacher shall in any one year receive more than one promotion within his class or group: Provided, That if the salary in his class next above his present salary shall be less than twentyfive dollars in excess of his present salary he shall receive the next higher salary, so that no teacher shall receive for the first year an increase of less than twenty-five dollars.

A teacher shall not be promoted from one class to another, except by the board of education, upon the recommendation of the officer having direct supervision of said teacher and in the case of colored teachers upon the additional recommendation of the colored assistant superintendent. Such recommendations shall in each case be made through and with the approval of the superintendent of schools.

Teachers shall be promoted for superior work from Group A to Group B of class six only after oral and written examinations by the boards of examiners upon recommendation as follows:

All high and normal school teachers and teachers of the manual training schools upon the recommendation of their respective principals.

Such recommendations shall in each case be made through and with the approval of the superintendent of schools, and with the additional recommendation of the colored assistant superintendent for the colored teachers.

No teacher, head of department, principal, or supervising principal shall be appointed to any position in the graded schools, high schools, manual training schools, or normal schools, and no director, assistant director, or teacher of special studies shall be appointed until he shall have passed an examination prescribed by the boards of examiners. No person without a degree from an accredited college, or a graduation certificate from an accredited normal school, such normal-school graduate to have had at least five years of experience as a teacher in a high school, sball hereafter be appointed to teach any academic or scientific subjects in the normal, high, and manual training schools. This provision for examination shall not apply to teachers coming from the normal schools, or teachers being advanced from the different classes in the grade schools: Provided, That no teacher or officer in the service of the public schools of the District of Columbia at the time of the passage of this Act shall, by the operation of this Act, be required to take any examination, either mental or physical, to be continued in the service. The boards of examiners for carrying out the above provisions with reference to exanıinations shall consist of the superintendent and two heads of departments of the white schools for the white teachers and of the superintendent and two heads of departments of the colored schools for colored teachers. The designation of such heads of departments for membership on these boards to be made by the board of education annually.

Every new teacher at the time of his appointment shall be assigned to a class or group by the board of education on the recommendation of the superintendent of schools, and shall receive for the first year the minimum pay of said class or group. The first year in Group A, class six, shall be probationary.

For the purpose of this Act a model teacher shall be held to be a teacber of the first or second grade, or of the kindergarten, whose special aptitude for primary teaching makes it desirable to retain him in said grades with the pay of a higher grade.

Teachers of classes one and two shall receive an annual increase of salary of twenty-five dollars for four years, or until the maximum is reached.

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Teachers of class three shall receive an annual increase of salary of twenty-five dollars for ten years, or until the maximum is reached.

Teachers of class four shall receive an annual increase of salary of thirty dollars for ten years, or until the maximum is reached.

Teachers of class five shall receive an annual increase of salary of forty dollars for ten years, or until the maximum is reached.

Teachers in Group A of class six, after the probationary year, shall receive an annual increase of salary of one hundred dollars for eight years; in Group B, of one hundred dollars for three years.

Sec. 7. That principals of grade-school buildings shall receive for services rendered as such, in addition to their grade salary, the yearly sum of thirty dollars for each session room in the building.

The term "session room” shall be held to designate a class room in which the regular work of a class of not less than twenty-five people is carried on.

Principals of normal, high, and manual training schools shall receive a salary of two thousand dollars per annum, together with an annual increase of one hundred dollars for five years. All such principals shall be appointed at the minimum salary, and each shall have entire control of his school, both executive and educational, subject only in authority to the superintendent of schools for the white schools and to the colored assistant superintendent for the colored schools, to whom in each case he shall be directly responsible.

DIRECTORS.

SEC. 8. That the salary of the directors shall be as follows: Directors of drawing, physical culture, music, fifteen hundred dollars, with an annual increase of one hundred dollars for five years; domestic science, domestic art, and kindergartens shall receive a salary of one thousand five hundred dollars per annum with an annual increase of fifty dollars per year for five years; the assistant directors of drawing, physical culture, music, domestic science, domestic art, and kindergartens, in charge of colored schools shall receive a salary of one thousand three hundred dollars per annum, with an annual increase of fifty dollars per year for five years; the director of primary instruction shall receive a salary of one thousand eight hundred dollars per year, with an increase of fifty dollars per year for five years; the assistant director of primary instruction, in charge of colored schools, shall receive a salary of one thousand four hundred dollars, with an increase of fifty dollars per year for five years. Directors and assistant directors shall be appointed at the minimum salary.

PAY OF OFFICERS.

SEC. 9. That the pay of officers shall be as follows: The superintendent, five thousand dollars; the assistant superintendents, three thousand dollars each; director of intermediate instruction, supervisor of manual training, and supervising principals, two thousand two hundred dollars per annum, with an increase of one hundred dollars per year for five years.

Director of intermediate instruction, supervisor of manual training, and supervising principals who may be hereafter appointed shall be appointed at the minimum salary provided in this Act unless the said salary is less than that received at the time of his appointment.

SEC. 10. When a teacher is on trial or being investigated he or she shall have the right to be attended by counsel and by at least one friend of his or her selection.

Sec. 11. That a commission, consisting of the superintendent of schools, the Engineer Commissioner, and the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, is hereby created for the purpose of submitting to Congress at its session beginning December, nineteen hundred and six

First. A general plan for the consolidation of the public schools in the District of Columbia, and the abandonment and sale of such school buildings and sites as may by them be deemed necessary and desirable for the best good of the public school service.

Second. A general plan for the character, size, and location of school buildings in accordance with which the educational and business interests of the public school system may be subserved. .

Sec. 12. That wherever the masculine pronoun occurs in this Act it shall be construed to apply to either male or female teachers or employees of the board of education.

Sec. 13. That this Act shall take effect on the first day of July, nineteen hundred and six, and all Acts or parts of Acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved, June 20, 1906.

[PUBLIC—No. 251.]

By the Act To classify the officers and members of the fire department of the District

of Columbia, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the fire department of the District of Columbia shall embrace the whole of the said District, and its personal and movable property shall be assigned and located as the Commissioners of said District may direct within the appropriations made by Congress.

SEC. 2. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall appoint, assign to such duty or duties, promote, reduce, fine, suspend, with or without pay, and remove all officers and members of the fire department of the District of Columbia according to such rules and regulations as said Commissioners in their exclusive jurisdiction and judgment may from time to time make, alter, or amend: Provided, That the rules and regulations of the fire department heretofore promulgated are hereby ratified and shall remain in force until changed by said Commissioners.

Sec. 3. That the fire department of the District of Columbia shall consist of one chief engineer, one deputy chief engineer, both of whom shall have had at least five years of experience in some regularly organized municipal fire department, such number of battalion chief engineers as said Commissioners may deem necessary from time to time within the appropriations made by Congress; one fire marshal; such number of deputy fire marshals, inspectors, and clerks as said Commissioners may deem necessary from time to time within the appropriations made by Congress; such number of captains and lieutenants as said Commissioners may deem necessary from time to time within the appropriations made by Congress; one superintendent of machinery; such number of assistant superintendents of machinery, engineers, assistant engineers, pilots, marine engineers, assistant marine engineers, drivers, assistant drivers, privates of class numbered two and privates of class numbered one as said Commissioners may deem necessary from time to time within the appropriations made by Congress: Provided, That the chief engineer of the fire department of the District of Columbia shall have the right to call for and obtain the services of any veterinary surgeon employed by the District who at the time shall not be engaged in a more emergent veterinary service for the District: And provided further, That the police surgeons of said District are required to attend, without charge, the members of the fire department of said District, and examine all applicants for appointment to, promotion in, and retirement from said fire department.

SEC. 4. That the salaries of the officers and members of said fire department herein provided shall commence, for the purposes of this Act, with the fiscal year beginning July first, nineteen hundred and six, and shall continue thereafter annually, unless changed by Congress, as follows: The chief engineer shall receive an annual salary of three thousand five hundred dollars; the deputy chief engineer shall receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; battal. ion chief engineers shall each receive an annual salary of two thousand dollars; the fire marshal shall receive an annual salary of two thousand dollars; deputy fire marshals shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand four hundred dollars; inspectors shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand and eighty dollars; one chief clerk at an annual salary of one thousand four hundred dollars and one clerk at an annual salary of one thousand two hundred dollars; captains shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand four hundred dollars; lieutenants shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand two hundred dollars; the superintendent of machinery shall receive an annual salary of one thousand four hundred dollars; assistant superintendents of machinery shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand two hundred dollars; engineers shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars; assistant engineers shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand one hundred dollars; pilots shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars; marine engineers shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars; assistant marine engineers shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand one hundred dollars; drivers 'shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars; assistant drivers shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand one hundred dollars; privates of class numbered two shall each receive an annual salary of one thousand and eighty dollars; privates of class numbered one shall each receive an annual salary of nine hundred and sixty dollars.

Sec. 5. That no officer or member of said fire department, under penalty of forfeiting the salary or pay which may be due him, shall withdraw or resign, except by permission of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, unless he shall have given the said Commissioners one month's previous notice, in writing, of such intention.

Sec. 6. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed.

Sec. 7. That this Act shall take effect and be in force on and after July first, nineteen hundred and six.

Approved, June 20, 1906.

[For appropriations under the foregoing, see District of Columbia and Deficiency Acts, pp. 86 and 363.]

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